Josh I. McLaurin


Josh focuses his practice on commercial litigation and appeals. Josh has designed appellate strategies in several multi-million-dollar federal cases presenting a diverse range of issues.  He regularly consults for and participates in trial teams starting at the very beginning of litigation, approaching every legal theory or argument with an eye toward how it would hold up on appeal.  Josh has participated in litigation involving contracts, civil forfeiture, aviation, federal civil rights claims, and claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act





University of Georgia, 2010 

  • A.B. in Religion 
  • A.B. in International Affairs 
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) 

Yale Law School, J.D., 2014 



  • Georgia 
  • New York 
  • Northern District of Georgia 

About Josh

While in law school, Josh successfully litigated an appeal pro se in the Court of Appeals of Georgia concerning the public’s right to video-record courtroom proceedings in Georgia. The resulting opinion expanded the public’s right of access and was celebrated as a victory for openness and freedom of information in government.  Since graduating from Yale Law School, Josh clerked for Judges Jill Pryor and Robin S. Rosenbaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, practiced business litigation in the general litigation group of an Am Law 100 firm, and learned trial practice at an Atlanta-based personal injury firm.

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